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Crown Point is a town in Essex County.

The latitude of Crown Point is 43.950N. The longitude is -73.437W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,119.


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Median household income
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$33,958
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Crown Point demographic reports
Crown Point is on Lake Champlain.
The French built Fort St. Frederic here in 1734. They repulsed repeated British campaigns but finally abandoned the site in 1759.

The British controlled Crown Point until after the Revolution.

Iron mines and factories flourished here in the 1800s. By World War I, most enterprises had shut down and the population had fallen dramatically.

Historic sites and museums: Crown Point State Historic Site, Penfield Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
The fort at Crown Point...surprisingly decayed since last year...extremely beautiful to the eye.
-- Ralph Izard, British traveler, 1765

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7% of Crown Point residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crown Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crown Point was $16,692, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Crown Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Crown Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $788.


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Libraries in Crown Point include Hammond Library of Crown Point ... View libraries

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Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crown Point political report.

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The average commute time for Crown Point workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ The fort at Crown Point...surprisingly decayed since last year...extremely beautiful to the eye. ”
Ralph Izard, British traveler, 1765

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